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asploring with a tomcat

Seen from above: Major Tom, a grey tabby, standing on ground that's mostly pine needles, next to where I'm kneeling on the ground.

mostly because he’s the only one of the lot who’ll happily follow along without buggering off somewhere & winding up across the street, YES, I’M TALKING TO YOU, LOIOSH

Me & my roommate Inoru went off walkies a day or two ago; I’d spotted a hrse skull I wanted to pick up, & they wanted to get out of the house for a bit, & we decided to let Tom come along too. He had quite a lot of fun, sniffed MANY things, & returned rather more dust-coloured than before.

He zoomed up a tree & then couldn’t quite figure out how to get down. We helped by laughing really hard & taking pictures.

Spot the cat toes!

A view up into the branches of a pinyon pine tree; blue sky is visible behind it. Just below the center of the photo, Tom's paw is visible, resting on a branch, with a bit of the rest of his leg stretching up to the right. The rest of him is behind the treetrunk.

He got it figured out …

Major Tom is perched in the branches of a pinyon pine, looking down & to the right. His perch is kinda precarious & he looks very intent.

… but it took him a while.

Pretty much the same spot but now he's looking straight down. He is SO DUSTY.

Yes, this is a grey tabby. Once he’s had a good wash, anyway.

He's laying on the kitchen floor, very much at his ease. His fur is basically brown. Even his belly, which is usually white, is reddish tan.


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